Matthew Aliuk: Eskimo in Two Worlds
Matthew's Uncle Isak comes to visit the family in Anchorage after undergoing harsh and unfruitful hunting conditions in the North. Uncle Isak's challenges in dealing with a more structured urban environment presents a problem for he and family. The story is poignant especially when told by the Eskimos in the film; at these times the faces of the narrators reveal their sorrow and unease even more than their words.
Run time 18:00Producer Bert SalzmanAudio/Visual sound, color
Midwest Film Festival Merit Award.
Alaska Council of Arts Award.
July 26, 2007
The wonderful adventures of a young Eskimo boy
Matthew unselfishly helps his uncle reclaim his lost dignity.
A very moving story! And a model for young people.